School of Humanities

News and events from the University of Brighton's Humanities programme areas

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Dr Jess Moriarty podcast

Listen to creative writing lecturer Jess discuss encouraging students to use their own life stories in their writing, working for the SU in her younger years, The Big Read, and her emotional moment with Munroe Bergdorf at this summer’s graduation ceremony.

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Poetry competition!

You have until October 20th to submit your entry for the Brighton Poetry Festival’s annual competition. Don’t miss this great event featuring poets including Hollie McNish and Hammer & Tongue.

Calling all poets!

Creative writing lecturer Dr Jessica Moriarty is judging a county-wide poetry competition which is sponsored by the University.

Why I chose English Literature and Creative Writing

Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with books. I remember walking home from primary school with my nose buried in a book completely oblivious to the world around me.

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Hannah Francis talks about how her student ambassador role aids her studies

Hannah Francis (front row, third from left)  is about to start her third year as a student on the History, Literature and Culture degree.

Extraordinary and Everyday Utopias: Shaping Shared Futures

Imagining better futures

The University of Brighton’s Creative Futures theme is to host a one-day symposium based around visions of a utopian future.

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Lecturer’s libretto returns to the stage

An opera featuring a libretto written by University of Brighton lecturer Eleanor Knight is to be performed in London in August.

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“My time studying at Brighton has been a life-turning experience”

As part of her studies in MA Creative Writing, Elizabeth Eaton worked as writer in residence at a primary school, going on to edit an anthology of stories written by children to raise money for Samara’s Aid which works with Syrian refugees.

New Centre for Contemporary Arts to open at university

Brighton will gain a dynamic new arts hub in the heart of the city this October when the University launches its new Centre for Contemporary Arts (Brighton CCA) with a programme of world-class exhibitions, projects and commissions from emerging and established international artists.

Free workshops examine the clothes on our backs

The university has teamed with Brighton Museum to run three creative workshops engaging members of the BAME community, students and staff, to work on archival material, creating poems, textiles and prose.

Popular lecturer Richard Jacobs in new podcast

Listen to Richard Jacobs, Honorary Fellow in literature talk about creating the University’s literature course, his long career in teaching and why the study of fiction is more important than ever.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

At the University of Brighton, we are proud to have an extraordinarily talented staff and student community – and we are committed to equality of opportunity.

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“I never thought public speaking with confidence like this would have been one of the course outcomes”

Mel Parks, who graduated in 2018, tells us about the confidence the MA has given her in her own work and as a means to inspire others. 

“The diversity is incredible. There is so much to learn from so many people.”

Alan Meggs, MA Creative Writing talks about his course and his fascinating career.

Come to a free literary salon event!

Join high-profile writers including Paris Lees, Araminta Hall and Wendy Hall as they share anecdotes and advice at the University’s new literary salon series (1, 11, 25 March and 29 April).

Meet the new Head for the School of Humanities

Watch a film of Professor Steven Maddison talking about his new appointment at the University of Brighton.

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